[av_section min_height=” min_height_px=’500px’ padding=’default’ shadow=’no-border-styling’ bottom_border=’no-border-styling’ bottom_border_diagonal_color=’#333333′ bottom_border_diagonal_direction=” bottom_border_style=” custom_margin=’0px’ custom_margin_sync=’true’ custom_arrow_bg=” id=” color=’main_color’ background=’bg_color’ custom_bg=” background_gradient_color1=” background_gradient_color2=” background_gradient_direction=’vertical’ src=” attachment=” attachment_size=” attach=’scroll’ position=’top left’ repeat=’no-repeat’ video=” video_ratio=’16:9′ overlay_opacity=’0.5′ overlay_color=” overlay_pattern=” overlay_custom_pattern=” av_element_hidden_in_editor=’0′ av_uid=’av-kbseqzxw’ custom_class=’flex-hero padded-section container–small’]
[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” av_uid=’av-kbseqn6x’ custom_class=’text–white’ admin_preview_bg=”]

UNCONVENTIONAL PLAYS

[/av_textblock]
[/av_section]

[av_section min_height=” min_height_px=’500px’ padding=’default’ shadow=’no-border-styling’ bottom_border=’no-border-styling’ bottom_border_diagonal_color=’#333333′ bottom_border_diagonal_direction=” bottom_border_style=” custom_margin=’0px’ custom_margin_sync=’true’ custom_arrow_bg=” id=’sectionone’ color=’main_color’ background=’bg_color’ custom_bg=” background_gradient_color1=” background_gradient_color2=” background_gradient_direction=’vertical’ src=” attachment=” attachment_size=” attach=’scroll’ position=’top left’ repeat=’no-repeat’ video=” video_ratio=’16:9′ overlay_opacity=’0.5′ overlay_color=” overlay_pattern=” overlay_custom_pattern=” av_element_hidden_in_editor=’0′ av_uid=’av-kbsehz1c’ custom_class=’two-col padded-section padded-section–flush-bottom’]
[av_textblock size=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” font_color=” color=” id=” custom_class=” av_uid=’av-kbsek53z’ admin_preview_bg=”]

Overview

Unconventional opportunities continue to present huge challenges, as source rocks (i.e. mudstone end members) with assumed low risk and continuity of characteristics are now considered to be far more complex. In addition, drilling unconventional reservoirs is not just shale-focused; it can also include tight oil and gas siltstones, tight carbonates, and interbedded silty-shales as primary geological objectives. Such complexity and higher risk factors, due to increased uncertainty or observations of production performance, vary across acreage positions, making assessments difficult.

[/av_textblock]

[av_image src=’https://geomarkresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/core-picture-for-unconventional-1.png’ attachment=’639′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ copyright=” animation=’no-animation’ av_uid=’av-kjrpwv3v’ custom_class=” admin_preview_bg=’rgb(255, 255, 255)’][/av_image]
[/av_section]

[av_section min_height=” min_height_px=’500px’ padding=’default’ shadow=’no-border-styling’ bottom_border=’no-border-styling’ bottom_border_diagonal_color=’#333333′ bottom_border_diagonal_direction=” bottom_border_style=” custom_margin=’0px’ custom_margin_sync=’true’ custom_arrow_bg=” id=’sectionone’ color=’main_color’ background=’bg_color’ custom_bg=” background_gradient_color1=” background_gradient_color2=” background_gradient_direction=’vertical’ src=” attachment=” attachment_size=” attach=’scroll’ position=’top left’ repeat=’no-repeat’ video=” video_ratio=’16:9′ overlay_opacity=’0.5′ overlay_color=” overlay_pattern=” overlay_custom_pattern=” av_element_hidden_in_editor=’0′ av_uid=’av-kbsehz1c’ custom_class=’two-col padded-section padded-section–flush-bottom’]
[av_textblock size=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” font_color=” color=” id=” custom_class=” av_uid=’av-kbsek53z’ admin_preview_bg=”]

Implications: Past, Present, and Future

Over the past decade, the unconventional oil and gas industry has identified the need for more high-quality data and better constraint on rock and fluid quantification from laboratory measurements, accessible through compiled, organized, easily accessible databases. The emergence of data-science-driven modeling (incorporating machine learning and artificial intelligence) has identified an alternative tool set to help address the complexity of unconventional opportunities.

Unconventional reservoir life cycles are expedited for economic gain in the immediate years following well test programs—starting with rapid acreage assessment, pursuit, and capture through to exploration-appraisal and co-development. The need to move faster, integrate more data, and apply statistical modeling, while honoring the fundamental approaches of the foundational principles in the subsurface disciplines, lends itself to utilization of compiled global-scale/local-scale databases and datasets. This leads to subsurface quantification that can accurately predict your well’s performance.

Unconventional reservoir understanding has advanced beyond simply property delineation, such as organic enrichment and maturity, expanding to now include rock and fluid quantification at a more detailed and complex level. For example:

Recent advancements in geochemical programmed pyrolysis now allow us to partition the hydrocarbon phase into mobile and immobile fractions. When combined with nuclear magnetic resonance measurements, we also have the information to partition the water into free and bound components of a given pore volume. Other tools, such as scanning electron microscopy, are used in our lab to assess and constrain the organic-matter-related pore volume, as well as the micro-meso and macro pores, and to partition the organic-matter-hosted components present.

To say unconventionals are ‘simple’ is the overstatement of the century, as GeoMark continues to unravel these complex plays and keep delivering the data you need, worldwide.
[/av_textblock]
[/av_section]

[av_section min_height=” min_height_px=’500px’ padding=’default’ shadow=’no-border-styling’ bottom_border=’no-border-styling’ bottom_border_diagonal_color=’#333333′ bottom_border_diagonal_direction=” bottom_border_style=” custom_margin=’0px’ custom_margin_sync=’true’ custom_arrow_bg=” id=’sectionone’ color=’main_color’ background=’bg_color’ custom_bg=” background_gradient_color1=” background_gradient_color2=” background_gradient_direction=’vertical’ src=” attachment=” attachment_size=” attach=’scroll’ position=’top left’ repeat=’no-repeat’ video=” video_ratio=’16:9′ overlay_opacity=’0.5′ overlay_color=” overlay_pattern=” overlay_custom_pattern=” av_element_hidden_in_editor=’0′ av_uid=’av-kbsehz1c’ custom_class=’two-col padded-section padded-section–flush-bottom’]
[av_textblock size=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” font_color=” color=” id=” custom_class=” av_uid=’av-kbsek53z’ admin_preview_bg=”]

Play Elements

Unconventional petroleum systems require attention to several key play elements, including source, maturity, deliverability, and storage (see example diagrams below). Each of these elements has distinct types of data utilized by researchers, consortiums, third parties, private equity partners, etc., to provide much needed technical support and justification for business decisions related to your unconventional opportunities.
[/av_textblock]

[av_one_half first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ row_boxshadow=” row_boxshadow_color=” row_boxshadow_width=’10’ link=” linktarget=” link_hover=” padding=’0px’ highlight=” highlight_size=” border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ column_boxshadow=” column_boxshadow_color=” column_boxshadow_width=’10’ background=’bg_color’ background_color=” background_gradient_color1=” background_gradient_color2=” background_gradient_direction=’vertical’ src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=” mobile_breaking=” mobile_display=” av_uid=’av-1eee1v’]

[av_image src=’https://geomarkresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Unconventional-Petroleum-System-Play-Element-Graphic-2-1030×420.png’ attachment=’643′ attachment_size=’large’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ copyright=” animation=’no-animation’ av_uid=’av-kjrq6p6a’ custom_class=” admin_preview_bg=”][/av_image]

[/av_one_half][av_one_half min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ row_boxshadow=” row_boxshadow_color=” row_boxshadow_width=’10’ link=” linktarget=” link_hover=” padding=’0px’ highlight=” highlight_size=” border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ column_boxshadow=” column_boxshadow_color=” column_boxshadow_width=’10’ background=’bg_color’ background_color=” background_gradient_color1=” background_gradient_color2=” background_gradient_direction=’vertical’ src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=” mobile_breaking=” mobile_display=” av_uid=’av-17wdo3′]

[av_image src=’https://geomarkresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Niobara-Self-Sourced-Play-Elements-Graphic-1.png’ attachment=’644′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ copyright=” animation=’no-animation’ av_uid=’av-kjrq6p6a’ custom_class=” admin_preview_bg=”][/av_image]

[/av_one_half]
[/av_section]

[av_section min_height=” min_height_px=’500px’ padding=’default’ shadow=’no-border-styling’ bottom_border=’no-border-styling’ bottom_border_diagonal_color=’#333333′ bottom_border_diagonal_direction=” bottom_border_style=” custom_margin=’0px’ custom_margin_sync=’true’ custom_arrow_bg=” id=’sectionone’ color=’main_color’ background=’bg_color’ custom_bg=” background_gradient_color1=” background_gradient_color2=” background_gradient_direction=’vertical’ src=” attachment=” attachment_size=” attach=’scroll’ position=’top left’ repeat=’no-repeat’ video=” video_ratio=’16:9′ overlay_opacity=’0.5′ overlay_color=” overlay_pattern=” overlay_custom_pattern=” av_element_hidden_in_editor=’0′ av_uid=’av-kbsehz1c’ custom_class=’two-col padded-section padded-section–flush-bottom’]

[av_textblock size=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” font_color=” color=” id=” custom_class=” av_uid=’av-kbsek53z’ admin_preview_bg=”]

Analytical Techniques

GeoMark Research is in a unique position to empower you with access to our proprietary, global database, RFDbase, that contains high-value, high-quality laboratory measurements derived from the following analytical techniques:

[/av_textblock]

[/av_section][av_one_half first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ row_boxshadow=” row_boxshadow_color=” row_boxshadow_width=’10’ link=” linktarget=” link_hover=” padding=’0px’ highlight=” highlight_size=” border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ column_boxshadow=” column_boxshadow_color=” column_boxshadow_width=’10’ background=’bg_color’ background_color=” background_gradient_color1=” background_gradient_color2=” background_gradient_direction=’vertical’ src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=” mobile_breaking=” mobile_display=” av_uid=’av-430l7′]
[av_textblock size=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” font_color=” color=” id=” custom_class=” av_uid=’av-kbsek53z’ admin_preview_bg=”]

Data Value

Our RFDbase unconventional dataset provides the critical information to improve subsurface understanding and constraint for quantification, while enhancing your knowledge of wellhead behavior, as it integrates into your project. This “data in context” is useful for upstream, midstream, and downstream applications, delivering statistical solutions and aiding interpretation (e.g. hydrocarbon system analysis, basin modeling, and well log evaluations).

The majority of the data we provide constrains static interpretation and integration. However, we also include dynamic data, where we are physically investigating the behavior of the rock and fluids “in action.” This bridges the gap in integration of data streams for uncertainty and rock analysis, wellhead performance prediction, and multi-variate statistical data science applications. All of the analyses we perform for a given unconventional asset relates back to the basic elements that define the nature, character, and quality of that asset. And, our RFDbase database is filled with the measurements required to successfully evaluate your unconventional opportunities—anywhere in the world.
[/av_textblock]
[/av_one_half]

[av_one_half min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ row_boxshadow=” row_boxshadow_color=” row_boxshadow_width=’10’ link=” linktarget=” link_hover=” padding=’0px’ highlight=” highlight_size=” border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ column_boxshadow=” column_boxshadow_color=” column_boxshadow_width=’10’ background=’bg_color’ background_color=” background_gradient_color1=” background_gradient_color2=” background_gradient_direction=’vertical’ src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=” mobile_breaking=” mobile_display=” av_uid=’av-y7dmj’]
[av_image src=’https://geomarkresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/upstream-downstream-graphic.png’ attachment=’645′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ copyright=” animation=’no-animation’ av_uid=’av-kjrqjqb0′ custom_class=” admin_preview_bg=”][/av_image]
[/av_one_half]

[av_section min_height=” min_height_px=’500px’ padding=’default’ shadow=’no-border-styling’ bottom_border=’no-border-styling’ bottom_border_diagonal_color=’#333333′ bottom_border_diagonal_direction=” bottom_border_style=” custom_margin=’0px’ custom_margin_sync=’true’ custom_arrow_bg=” id=’sectionthree’ color=’main_color’ background=’bg_color’ custom_bg=” background_gradient_color1=” background_gradient_color2=” background_gradient_direction=’vertical’ src=” attachment=” attachment_size=” attach=’scroll’ position=’top left’ repeat=’no-repeat’ video=” video_ratio=’16:9′ overlay_opacity=’0.5′ overlay_color=” overlay_pattern=” overlay_custom_pattern=” av_element_hidden_in_editor=’0′ av_uid=’av-kbsehz1c’ custom_class=’two-col padded-section padded-section–flush-bottom’]
[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” av_uid=’av-kbscsyb8′ custom_class=’content-heading’ admin_preview_bg=”]

FAQ

[/av_textblock]

[av_toggle_container initial=’0′ mode=’accordion’ sort=” styling=” colors=” font_color=” background_color=” border_color=” hover_colors=” hover_background_color=” hover_font_color=” colors_current=” font_color_current=” background_current=” background_color_current=” background_gradient_current_color1=” background_gradient_current_color2=” background_gradient_current_direction=’vertical’ av_uid=’av-kbscul3e’ custom_class=’faq-acc’]
[av_toggle title=’Q – What distinguishes unconventional from conventional reservoirs?’ tags=” av_uid=’av-qpzbn’]
A – Unconventional is synonymous with horizontal drilling and fracture stimulation to recover hydrocarbon resources, as opposed to traditional vertical well extraction.
[/av_toggle]
[av_toggle title=’Q – Can unconventional opportunities be found outside of North America, such as South America and Europe?’ tags=” av_uid=’av-mbztn’]
A – Yes, and GeoMark’s RFDbase database is an excellent way to look for unconventional plays. First, examine our North American database to find the attributes most commonly associated with a successful unconventional play, and then look at the international RFDbase results to find analogs.
[/av_toggle]
[av_toggle title=’Q – Are there enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods for unconventional wells?’ tags=” av_uid=’av-co5g3′]
A – Yes, cyclic gas injection (often called Huff & Puff) is an exciting technology that holds the potential to significantly increase your ultimate recovery of an unconventional well. GeoMark has a number of studies and analyses that can assist this effort.
[/av_toggle]
[av_toggle title=’Q – Can post-completion problems be addressed with geochemistry?’ tags=” av_uid=’av-6ozaz’]
A – Yes, geochemistry, specifically GeoMark’s Time Lapse Geochemical (TLG) program, is one of the best ways to monitor producing wells and detect and explain changes in production over time, allowing for remediation early in the development of a potential problem. TLG can also optimize well spacing for your future drilling programs.
[/av_toggle]
[/av_toggle_container]
[/av_section]

[av_hr class=’default’ height=’50’ shadow=’no-shadow’ position=’center’ custom_border=’av-border-thin’ custom_width=’50px’ custom_border_color=” custom_margin_top=’30px’ custom_margin_bottom=’30px’ icon_select=’yes’ custom_icon_color=” icon=’ue808′ av-desktop-hide=” av-medium-hide=” av-small-hide=” av-mini-hide=” av_uid=’av-6s8jx’]

[av_section min_height=” min_height_px=’500px’ padding=’default’ shadow=’no-border-styling’ bottom_border=’no-border-styling’ bottom_border_diagonal_color=’#333333′ bottom_border_diagonal_direction=” bottom_border_style=” custom_margin=’0px’ custom_margin_sync=’true’ custom_arrow_bg=” id=” color=’main_color’ background=’bg_color’ custom_bg=” background_gradient_color1=” background_gradient_color2=” background_gradient_direction=’vertical’ src=’https://geomarkresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/flex-inner-cta-bkgd-img.png’ attachment=’91’ attachment_size=’full’ attach=’scroll’ position=’center center’ repeat=’no-repeat’ video=” video_ratio=’16:9′ overlay_opacity=’0.5′ overlay_color=” overlay_pattern=” overlay_custom_pattern=” av_element_hidden_in_editor=’0′ av_uid=’av-kbscz5hr’ custom_class=’form-banner container–medium padded-section text–white’]
[av_textblock size=” font_color=’custom’ color=’#f0d305′ av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” av_uid=’av-kbscywna’ custom_class=’content-heading’ admin_preview_bg=”]

Contact Us

[/av_textblock]

[av_codeblock wrapper_element=” wrapper_element_attributes=” codeblock_type=” av_uid=’av-kbthgdxb’ custom_class=”]



[/av_codeblock]
[/av_section]